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Cooley Wins Appeal for CoolIT Systems

March 14, 2024

Palo Alto – March 14, 2024 – Cooley represented CoolIT Systems – a leader in advanced liquid cooling technology for data centers, servers and desktops – in a successful appeal to protect one of its liquid cooling patents. In a decision issued March 7, 2024, a three-judge panel at the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) partial claim construction on the scope of a key claim term and issued a new construction that captured Cooley’s arguments at the PTAB and on appeal for CoolIT. The Federal Circuit also vacated the PTAB’s invalidity determination and remanded proceedings for further consideration under its new construction. Partner Reuben Chen argued for CoolIT at the Federal Circuit; the successful team also was led by partner Heidi Keefe and associate Dustin Knight.

This appeal follows Cooley’s 2022 summary judgment victory for CoolIT in district court.

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